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Tall Dark and Shadowy 1/22/09

Ron English Abraham Obama
Abraham Obama Ron English 2008 Installed in Seattle Jan. 20, 2009
So this is the project I installed on inauguration day. It’s interesting to do this project because for most of my adult life I have never had much faith in the political system doing anything good for the common man. With this election I had the honor of seeing a man with a similar background as I (absent black father, single mother, raised by white grandparents, a genius) become the president. At first I tried to resist, figuring it would be a pipe dream that Obama would be elected but as the primary season moved along I was struck by the good will the man had towards his opponents, his grace under fire, and dude can sure charm people. So I bought in, voted for the first time since Clinton broke my heart in his first term (what no medical care ). I still want to see what happens now before anybody gets canonized but am willing to give Barak Obama the benefit of the doubt. I think that these prints will spark a much needed dialogue in the community about politics, about art, and about us as a nation.

  • Visual Culture explores the Visual Branding juggernaut that is OBAMA
  • Wonk Wonk Wonk The art Market blather blather blather Sucks yadda yadda yadda So What. (via Fad)
  • Jersey Joe is the Originoo Can clapper. Graffiti Don Dada. (via What You Write)
  • The WSJ gets its chones in a bunch over a graffiti book written by some scholarly ninja. Ninja Please. (via Bombin)
  • Great interview with Glyn “Bigga” Bush, of Rockers HiFi (via Reup)
  • Is a rich white guy adding Blackface to a photo of a Rasta really transformative? A bit more detail on the Richard Prince lawsuit (via The Art Newspaper).
  • Supertouch has the goods on the Todd James shows down under.
  • “you want to be a throat slasher, night stalker, or skateboarder?” More wisdom from the Gonz:
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    Chingalero 12/08/08

    Kosmos Chopper Ollie

  • Art Basel Miami was this past weekend and the word on the street is…..well at least it didn’t suck. Here are a few takes on the art fairs from Supertouch, Blackbook, and Art Review
  • Bad Brains singer Hr interviews HR (via Street Carnage)
  • When in San Francisco i have often found myself stumbling around the Tenderloin area late at night enjoying the absolute madness that is happening there. Well thanks to Adam Jackson, who has placed some webcams in his apartment window to catch the action on the street below, I can catch all of the entertainment with none of the risk. (via Boing Boing and SF Chronicle)
  • Your moment of the Gonz Is The Coolest MOFO Ever:
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